Mississippi Small Estate Affidavit (Form 0002013)

The Mississippi Small Estate Affidavit is a legal document that functions to provide a simpler way to initiate an estate claim. Not every estate claim may be processed in this way, however. It is only available for cases where the total estate is under the state-mandated threshold of $50,000. Anyone who has ascertained that they qualify to obtain the estate of a deceased individual in this way must also wait the equivalent of one (1) month until they are permitted to execute the Affidavit.

Laws & Required Conditions

Laws: § 91-7-322

Maximum Estate Value: $50,000

Required Conditions: The Affidavit must only be filed if all of the following state-mandated requirements are duly respected:

  • It has been over thirty (30) days since the date of the Decedent’s passing,
  • There are no plans in place for a personal representative to be elected nor is there a current one serving, and
  • The Successor indeed has a legal right to the estate, as per § 91-7-322(d).